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The Good Son Reviews

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September 28, 2017
Creepy '90s thriller about murderous kid has violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 22, 2012
I guarantee you this would have been 100% more effective if Wood and Culkin switched roles
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 25, 2007
A second-rate thriller with first-rate production values.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 25, 2007
This peculiar thriller doesn't deliver enough jolts to leave the audience screaming.
July 25, 2007
There's wonderful use made of a Maine port town, and Ruben gets a dizzying thrill or two out of overhead shots, but the conceptual overload finally prevents this from coming together.
February 9, 2006
A summer camp classic.
July 16, 2003
Not a good movie, but a creepy performance by Culkin rescues it.
| Original Score: 3/5
July 15, 2003
An unintentionally uproarious melodrama; a must-see for fans of the truly terrible
| Original Score: 0/5
May 20, 2003
The Good Son has a handsome, scenic look that sustains interest, and a suspenseful ending that is quite literally gripping.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
May 12, 2003
Almost worth it to see Macauly Culkin's demise. Almost.
| Original Score: 2/5
February 10, 2002
Not The Bad Seed but not bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 6, 2002
Tacky, sloppy genre exercise about how when screws are loose, even children can be psychotic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
At best, this film is strictly cable fare.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
The movie is a creepy, unpleasant experience, made all the worse because it stars children too young to understand the horrible things we see them doing.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
January 1, 2000
Where were the responsible adults when this thing was made?
January 1, 2000
You sit there laughing at Culkin's best comedy ever. If only this movie wasn't supposed to be a horror picture.
January 1, 2000
Culkin is never really very believable in his role, though Wood does better, lending depth to a sketchily written character.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Culkin shows that he might be more than a one-trick pony given a little seasoning. It just might be a good idea if his next trick is something original.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
October 10, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
June 6, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
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